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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.14
OTCPK:SPIR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. OTCPK:SPIR: 0.14 )
OTCPK:SPIR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.14

Equity to Asset -0.72
OTCPK:SPIR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. OTCPK:SPIR: -0.72 )
OTCPK:SPIR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.72   Max: 0.84
Current: -0.72

-0.72
0.84
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -5.15
M-Score: -5.11
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 2/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -41.26
OTCPK:SPIR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 4.65 vs. OTCPK:SPIR: -41.26 )
OTCPK:SPIR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -57.44   Max: 11.04
Current: -41.26

-57.44
11.04
Net-margin (%) -52.05
OTCPK:SPIR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. OTCPK:SPIR: -52.05 )
OTCPK:SPIR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -58.14   Max: 45.38
Current: -52.05

-58.14
45.38
ROE (%) -249.95
OTCPK:SPIR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1095 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. OTCPK:SPIR: -249.95 )
OTCPK:SPIR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -249.95   Max: 59.02
Current: -249.95

-249.95
59.02
ROA (%) -59.77
OTCPK:SPIR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1111 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. OTCPK:SPIR: -59.77 )
OTCPK:SPIR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -51.86   Max: 38.3
Current: -59.77

-51.86
38.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -577.76
OTCPK:SPIR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 7.54 vs. OTCPK:SPIR: -577.76 )
OTCPK:SPIR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -267.69   Max: 27.49
Current: -577.76

-267.69
27.49
Revenue Growth (%) -45.00
OTCPK:SPIR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. OTCPK:SPIR: -45.00 )
OTCPK:SPIR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -45   Max: 48.7
Current: -45

-45
48.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 83.10
OTCPK:SPIR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -7.00 vs. OTCPK:SPIR: 83.10 )
OTCPK:SPIR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -72.1   Max: 83.1
Current: 83.1

-72.1
83.1
EPS Growth (%) 58.70
OTCPK:SPIR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -7.50 vs. OTCPK:SPIR: 58.70 )
OTCPK:SPIR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 300
Current: 58.7

0
300
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Guru Trades

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Q1 2013

SPIR Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chuck Royce 623,720 sh (+13.06%)
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Q2 2013

SPIR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 24,500 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 631,020 sh (+1.17%)
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Q3 2013

SPIR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Ratios

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P/S 0.20
SPIR's P/S is ranked higher than
97% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. SPIR: 0.20 )
SPIR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 5.39
Current: 0.2

0.09
5.39
EV-to-EBIT -1.34
SPIR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
52% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 36.66 vs. SPIR: -1.34 )
SPIR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -571.2   Max: 1735.4
Current: -1.34

-571.2
1735.4
Current Ratio 0.83
SPIR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 1105 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. SPIR: 0.83 )
SPIR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 5.25
Current: 0.83

0.83
5.25
Quick Ratio 0.36
SPIR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 1105 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. SPIR: 0.36 )
SPIR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 4.65
Current: 0.36

0.36
4.65

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.30
SPIR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. SPIR: 0.30 )
SPIR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 7.83
Current: 0.3

0.14
7.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -74.60
SPIR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1091 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. SPIR: -74.60 )
SPIR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -74.6   Max: 12772
Current: -74.6

-74.6
12772

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Solar
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Traded in other countries:SIZ.Germany,
Spire Corporation is incorporated in the state of Massachusetts in the year 1969. It develops, manufactures and markets highly-engineered products and services in two business areas capital equipment and systems for the photovoltaic solar industry and biomedical, generally bringing to bear expertise in materials technologies, surface science and thin films. In the photovoltaic solar area, the Company develops, manufactures and markets specialized equipment for the production of terrestrial photovoltaic modules from solar cells and provides photovoltaic systems for grid connected applications in the commercial markets. The Company's equipment has been installed in approximately 200 factories in 50 countries. The Company's flagship product is its Sun Simulator which tests module performance. The Company's other product offerings include turn-key module lines and to a lesser extent other individual equipment. The Company also provides turn-key services to its customers to backward integrate to solar cell manufacturing. In the biomedical area, the Company provides value-added surface treatments to manufacturers of orthopedic and other medical devices that enhance the durability, antimicrobial characteristics or other material characteristics of their products; and perform sponsored research programs into practical applications of advanced biomedical and biophotonic technologies.
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